US Doctors using Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to help treat Long Covid

October 2021

Doctors in the US are using Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to help treat those suffering with Long Covid. UK health workers describe long Covid as symptoms which continue for longer then 12 weeks after an infection.

These symptoms can include:

  • Extreme fatigue
  • Chest pains, heart palpitations, or shortness of breath
  • Problems concentrating and trouble remembering
  • Changes to taste and smell
  • Joint pain

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is already used in the US to help treat a number of FDA approved indications. And now they are being used to help treat Long Covid.

You can watch a US based news team report on the use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to treat Long Covid here.

The treatment involves patients spending a number of hours in a 100% oxygen atmosphere in a sealed chamber. Patients breathe in pure oxygen instead of the much lower 21% found in normal air whilst the pressure increases the amount of oxygen that is dissolved into the bloodstream. This increases the speed of the healing process.

SMP have supplied multiple Hyperbaric Treatment centres around the world, a recent project has been a centre based in Manchester. Providing a bespoke solution, SMP designed and manufactured the hyperbaric chamber as well as the support equipment. Even the building this system was based within was designed and organised by SMP.

SMP has provided expert services to clients worldwide for over 35 years. We are fully accredited, and our team has also gained numerous awards in the manufacture and export of specialist goods. Manufactured to high quality our hyperbaric oxygen chambers (HBO) provide maximum comfort to operators and patients.

Designed in compliance with the requirements of PD5500 Cat 1, BS EN 13445 and ASME PVHO. Design approvals and constructed under survey by Lloyds Register. Supported by essential safety requirements of PED 2014/68/EU and CE certified to the Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC. As well as recognised international standards chambers can be designed and manufactured to customer specifications and individual requirements.

If you would like to enquire about Hyperbaric Chambers, please contact our sales team on +44 (0)1772 687775 or via email

US Doctors using Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to help treat Long Covid
man wearing oxygen mask inside hyperbaric chamber
main reception area for manchester school hyperbaric chamber facility

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